ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Three people died in accidents involving all-terrain vehicles over the Memorial Day weekend in Pennsylvania.

A 45-year-old North Wales man died early Monday when his ATV overturned on a road in Foster Township, Luzerne County.

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On Sunday, a 54-year-old man and a 52-year-old man died in Triumph Township, in the northwest corner of the state, after their ATV hit a deer and rolled over.

Pennsylvania had 702 ATV-related fatalities from 1982 to 2014, according to statistics compiled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. That’s the second-most in the country, behind Texas, which had 773.

The Morning Call reports the commission has counted 59 fatalities from 2015 to 2017 and is still receiving reports.

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Vehicles are considered all-terrain if they are motorized and travel on three or more off-road highway tires.


Information from: The Morning Call,

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